Basics Group has worked collaboratively with the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and The Providence Plan since 2009 to produce and manage the InfoWorks website for public reporting of K-12 education data in Rhode Island. The web application is custom designed using the Ruby on Rails framework with additional supporting open-source technologies.
Branding, Illustrations & Photography
The project included brand identity development, graphic design, print materials, email campaign, photography, user interface design, and application development services. Additionally, Basics Group produced friendly illustrations to make the site feel more welcoming and to communicate larger themes that were found in the data.
User Guide & Outreach
We created a thorough user guide to help new users to navigate the website and find the data they are looking for. As a complement to the user guide, we also host outreach events. These events serve to educate school districts and parents about how Infoworks can be a powerful tool in understanding the education landscape in Rhode Island.
Art Direction: Amy Bernhardt
Design: Amy Bernhardt / Hallie Steele / Dave Piehler
Web Development: Dave Piehler / James Blanding
Photography: Hallie Steele